Aldi to create over 80 Galway jobs this year

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Galway Daily business Aldi to create over 80 Galway jobs this year
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Aldi has announced that it will be creating over 80 jobs in Galway this year as part of a nationwide recruitment drive.

The supermarket chain will be hiring up to 82 new store employees in Galway in 2022, out of more than 600 nationwide.

Niall O’Connor, Aldi Group Managing Director said that they are delighted to create these new jobs in Galway

“Our store teams are dynamic and fast-paced, offering plenty of exciting new challenges every day.”

“Our amazing colleagues are central to everything we do at Aldi and remain one of the key factors in our success, and we’re looking forward to hiring new members for our team to provide an even better in-store experience for our customers.”

Aldi has also said that its hourly pay rates for store employees will be increasing from February 1 this year.

Entry level pay will now be €12.90 an hour, matching the Living Wage Technical Group’s recommended Living Wage rate, with store assistants able to earn up to €14.90 an hour.

Aldi currently employs more than 4,650 people across its 149 supermarkets around Ireland.

There are currently nine existing stores in Galway including in Ballinasloe, Clifden, Gort, Knocknacarra, Loughrea, Oranmore, Portumna, and Headford Rd and West City Retail Park.

There are also three more Aldi stores either already under construction, or in the pipeline in Tuam, Athenry, and Ballybrit.